443.11   Disciplinary proceedings against architects, landscape architects and engineers.
443.12   Disciplinary proceedings against professional land surveyors.
443.13   Disciplinary proceedings against designers of engineering systems.
443.134   Exception for photogrammetry and construction surveying.
443.14   Exempt persons.
443.15   Exempt buildings.
443.16   Change of name.
443.17   Seal or stamp; aiding unauthorized practice.
443.18   Penalties; law enforcement.
Ch. 443 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See definitions in s. 440.01.
443.01 443.01 Definitions. In this chapter, unless the context provides otherwise:
443.01(1) (1) “Architect" means a person who is legally qualified to practice architecture.
443.01(1m) (1m) “Construction surveying" means surveying or mapping that is performed in support of infrastructure design, in support of improvements related to private and public boundary lines, or in support of construction layout or historic preservation, and establishing any postconstruction documentation related to that surveying or mapping.
443.01(2) (2) “Engineer-in-training" means a person who is a graduate in an engineering curriculum of 4 years or more from a school or college approved by the professional engineer section of the examining board as of satisfactory standing, or a person who has had 4 years or more of experience in engineering work of a character satisfactory to the professional engineer section; and who, in addition, has successfully passed the examination in the fundamental engineering subjects prior to the completion of the requisite years in engineering work, as provided in s. 443.05, and who has been granted a certificate of record by the professional engineer section stating that the person has successfully passed this portion of the professional examinations.
443.01(3) (3) “Examining board" means the examining board of architects, landscape architects, professional engineers, designers, and professional land surveyors.
443.01(3b) (3b) “Geodetic surveying" means surveying to determine the size and shape of the earth or the precise positions of points on the surface of the earth.
443.01(3g) (3g) “Landscape architect" means a person who practices landscape architecture.
443.01(3r) (3r) “Landscape architecture" means the performance of a professional service involving conceptual land planning and conceptual design for integrated land development based on the analysis of environmental characteristics, operational requirements, land use or commensurate land values. “Landscape architecture" includes the investigation, selection or allocation of land or water resources for appropriate uses; the formulation of graphic or written criteria for a land planning or land construction program; the preparation, review or analysis of a master plan for land use or development; the production of a graphic land area, grading, drainage, planting or land construction plan; and the planning of a road, bridge or other structure with respect to the aesthetic requirements of the area on which it will be constructed, except that “landscape architecture" does not include any of the following:
443.01(3r)(a) (a) Professional services performed by a registered architect or by a person who has in effect a permit under s. 443.10 (1) (d).
443.01(3r)(b) (b) Professional services performed by a professional engineer or by a person who has in effect a permit under s. 443.10 (1) (d).
443.01(3r)(c) (c) Professional services performed by a professional land surveyor.
443.01(3r)(d) (d) The practice of planning as is customarily done by a regional, park, or urban planner, or by a person participating on a planning board or commission, within the scope of that practice.
443.01(3r)(e) (e) The practice of a natural resource professional, including a biologist, professional geologist, as defined in s. 470.01 (5), or professional soil scientist, as defined in s. 470.01 (7).
443.01(3r)(f) (f) The actions of a person who is under the supervision of a licensed landscape architect or an employee of a licensed landscape architect, unless the person assumes responsible charge, design, or supervision.
443.01(3r)(g) (g) Work performed on property by an individual who owns or has control over the property, or work performed by a person hired by an individual who owns or has control of the property.
443.01(3r)(h) (h) Making plans or drawings for the selection, placement, or use of plants or site features.
443.01(5) (5) “Practice of architecture" includes any professional service, such as consultation, investigation, evaluation, planning, architectural and structural design, or responsible supervision of construction, in connection with the construction of any private or public buildings, structures, projects, or the equipment thereof, or addition to or alterations thereof, in which the public welfare or the safeguarding of life, health or property is concerned or involved.
443.01(6) (6) “Practice of professional engineering" includes any professional service requiring the application of engineering principles and data, in which the public welfare or the safeguarding of life, health or property is concerned and involved, such as consultation, investigation, evaluation, planning, design, or responsible supervision of construction, alteration, or operation, in connection with any public or private utilities, structures, projects, bridges, plants and buildings, machines, equipment, processes and works. A person offers to practice professional engineering if the person by verbal claim, sign, advertisement, letterhead, card or in any other way represents himself or herself to be a professional engineer; or who through the use of some other title implies that he or she is a professional engineer; or who holds himself or herself out as able to practice professional engineering.
443.01(6s) (6s) “Practice of professional land surveying" means any of the following:
443.01(6s)(a) (a) Any service comprising the establishment or reestablishment of the boundaries of one or more tracts of land or the boundaries of any of the following interests in real property:
443.01(6s)(a)1. 1. The rights-of-way of roads or streets.
443.01(6s)(a)2. 2. Air or subsurface property rights.
443.01(6s)(a)3. 3. Public or private easements.
443.01(6s)(b) (b) Designing or coordinating designs for the purpose of platting or subdividing land into smaller tracts.
443.01(6s)(c) (c) Placing, replacing, restoring, or perpetuating monuments in or on the ground to evidence the location of a point that is necessary to establish boundaries of one or more tracts of land or the subdivision or consolidation of one or more tracts of land or to describe the boundaries of any interest in real property identified in par. (a).
443.01(6s)(d) (d) Preparing maps that depict any interest in real property identified in par. (a) for the purpose of establishing the boundaries of any such interest in real property.
443.01(6s)(e) (e) Preparing any of the following:
443.01(6s)(e)1. 1. An official map established or amended under s. 62.23 (6), established or amended under the authority of s. 61.35, or adopted under s. 60.61.
443.01(6s)(e)2. 2. An assessor's plat under s. 70.27.
443.01(6s)(e)3. 3. A map or plat of cemetery lands under s. 157.07.
443.01(6s)(e)4. 4. A subdivision plat, certified survey map, or correction instrument under ch. 236.
443.01(6s)(e)5. 5. A condominium plat or correction instrument under ch. 703.
443.01(6s)(e)6. 6. A project and time-share property plat under s. 707.215.
443.01(6s)(f) (f) Performing construction surveying or geodetic surveying in connection with any of the practices specified in pars. (a) to (e).
443.01(7) (7) “Professional engineer" means a person who by reason of his or her knowledge of mathematics, the physical sciences and the principles of engineering, acquired by professional education and practical experience, is qualified to engage in engineering practice as defined in sub. (6).
443.01(7m) (7m) “Professional land surveyor" means a person who, by reason of his or her knowledge of law, mathematics, physical sciences, and measurement techniques, acquired by education and practical experience, is granted a license under this chapter to engage in the practice of professional land surveying.
443.01(8) (8) “Responsible supervision of construction" means a professional service, as distinguished from superintending of construction, and means the performance, or the supervision thereof, of reasonable and ordinary on-site observations to determine that the construction is in substantial compliance with the approved drawings, plans and specifications.
443.01 Annotation The duties of county surveyors and other land surveyors and minimum standards for property surveys are discussed. 69 Atty. Gen. 160.
443.015 443.015 Examining board to establish continuing education requirements; promulgate rules.
443.015(1) (1) Each section of the examining board may establish continuing education requirements for renewal of a credential issued by that section under this chapter.
443.015(2) (2) Each section of the examining board may promulgate rules governing the professional conduct of individuals, firms, partnerships, and corporations registered, permitted, certified, or granted a certificate of authorization by that section.
443.015 History History: 2007 a. 47; 2011 a. 146.
443.015 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also chs. A-E 10, 13, Wis. adm. code.
443.02 443.02 Practice requirements and registration: general provisions.
443.02(1)(1) Any person practicing or offering to practice architecture or professional engineering in this state shall comply with this chapter.
443.02(2) (2) No person may practice architecture, landscape architecture, or professional engineering in this state unless the person has been duly registered, is exempt under s. 443.14 or has in effect a permit under s. 443.10 (1) (d).
443.02(3) (3) No person may offer to practice architecture, landscape architecture, or professional engineering or use in connection with the person's name or otherwise assume, use or advertise any title or description tending to convey the impression that he or she is an architect, landscape architect, or professional engineer or advertise to furnish architectural, landscape architectural, or professional engineering services unless the person has been duly registered or has in effect a permit under s. 443.10 (1) (d).
443.02(4) (4) No person may engage in or offer to engage in the practice of professional land surveying in this state or use or advertise any title or description tending to convey the impression that the person is a professional land surveyor unless the person has been granted a license under this chapter to engage in the practice of professional land surveying.
443.02 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also A-E, Wis. adm. code.
443.03 443.03 Registration requirements for architects.
443.03(1)(1) An applicant for registration as an architect shall submit as satisfactory evidence to the architect section of the examining board all of the following:
443.03(1)(a) (a) That he or she has acquired a thorough knowledge of sound construction, building hygiene, architectural design and mathematics.
443.03(1)(b) (b) One of the following:
443.03(1)(b)1m. 1m. A diploma of graduation, or a certificate, from an architectural school or college approved by the architect section as of satisfactory standing, together with at least 2 years' practical experience of a character satisfactory to the architect section in the design and construction of buildings.
443.03(1)(b)2. 2. A specific record of 7 or more years of experience in architectural work of a character satisfactory to the architect section in the design and construction of buildings.
443.03(2) (2) Graduation in architecture from a school or college approved by the architect section as of satisfactory standing shall be considered as equivalent to 5 years of experience, and the completion satisfactory to the architect section of each year of work in architecture in such school or college without graduation shall be considered equivalent to one year of experience. Graduation in a course other than architecture from a school or college approved by the architect section as of satisfactory standing shall be considered as equivalent to not more than 4 years of experience.
443.03 History History: 1979 c. 167; 2011 a. 146.
443.03 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ch. A-E 3, Wis. adm. code.
443.035 443.035 Registration requirements for landscape architects. The landscape architect section of the examining board shall register as a landscape architect an individual who does all of the following:
443.035(1) (1) Submits to the department evidence satisfactory to the landscape architect section of any of the following:
443.035(1)(a) (a) That he or she has a bachelor's degree in landscape architecture, or a master's degree in landscape architecture, from a curriculum approved by the landscape architect section and has at least 2 years of practical experience in landscape architecture of a character satisfactory to the landscape architect section.
443.035(1)(b) (b) That he or she has a specific record of at least 7 years of training and experience in the practice of landscape architecture including at least 2 years of courses in landscape architecture approved by the landscape architect section, and 4 years of practical experience in landscape architecture of a character satisfactory to the landscape architect section.
443.035(2) (2) Satisfies the applicable requirements under s. 443.09.
443.035 History History: 1993 a. 465; 2011 a. 146.
443.035 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ch. A-E 9, Wis. adm. code.
443.04 443.04 Registration requirements for professional engineers. An applicant for registration as a professional engineer shall submit satisfactory evidence to the professional engineer section of the examining board of all of the following:
443.04(1m) (1m) A diploma of graduation, or a certificate, from an engineering school or college approved by the professional engineer section as of satisfactory standing in an engineering course of not less than 4 years or a diploma of graduation or degree from a technical college approved by the professional engineer section as of satisfactory standing in an engineering-related course of study of not less than 2 years.
443.04(2m) (2m)
443.04(2m)(a)(a) For an applicant possessing a diploma or certificate from a course of study of not less than 4 years as specified in sub. (1m), a specific record of 4 or more years of experience in engineering work of a character satisfactory to the professional engineer section and indicating that the applicant is competent to be placed in responsible charge of engineering work.
443.04(2m)(b) (b) For an applicant possessing a diploma or degree from a course of study of not less than 2 years as specified in sub. (1m), a specific record of 6 or more years of experience in engineering work of a character satisfactory to the professional engineer section and indicating that the applicant is competent to be placed in responsible charge of engineering work.
443.04 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ch. A-E 4, Wis. adm. code.
443.04 Annotation The authority of the examining board is discussed. 70 Atty. Gen. 156.
443.05 443.05 Certification of engineers-in-training.
443.05(1) (1) An applicant for certification as an engineer-in-training shall submit as satisfactory evidence to the professional engineer section of the examining board one of the following:
443.05(1)(a) (a) A diploma of graduation in engineering or a certificate in engineering from a school or college approved by the professional engineer section as of satisfactory standing.
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2015-16 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2017 Wis. Act 64 and all Supreme Court and Controlled Substances Board Orders effective on or before November 20, 2017. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after November 20, 2017 are designated by NOTES. (Published 11-20-17)